6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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1 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter

Number of disputes
Employees involved
Commenced in period
Total
Newly involved
Total
Working days lost
no.
no.
'000
'000
'000

March Quarter 2016
75
80
23.7
23.9
27.9
June Quarter 2016
52
60
19.8
20.5
24.5
September Quarter 2016
86
93
25.9
26.3
34.9
December Quarter 2016
41
48
36.4
37.5
37.2
March Quarter 2017
27
32
22.0
22.7
25.6
June Quarter 2017
41
49
22.7
27.8
40.2
September Quarter 2017
40
57
6.3
8.1
45.9
December Quarter 2017
46
67
14.7
17.1
36.7
March Quarter 2018
18
23
3.8
4.0
14.9

2 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, Industry

December Quarter 2017
March Quarter 2018
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

Mining
Coal mining
20.7
401.4
6.6
116.9
Other mining
-
-
0.2
1.4
Manufacturing
Metal product etc(a)
0.4
1.3
2.1
7.1
Other manufacturing
2.5
4.8
3.2
5.7
Construction
4.1
4.5
1.2
1.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
2.3
4.0
0.8
1.4
Education and training; Health care and social assistance
6.0
2.4
-
-
Other industries(a)
0.7
0.1
0.8
0.1
All industries
36.7
3.3
14.9
1.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) See Glossary - Industry - for details of industries included.

3 Industrial disputes which occurred during the quarter, States and territories

December Quarter 2017
March Quarter 2018
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
Working days lost
Working days lost per thousand employees
'000
no.
'000
no.

New South Wales
20.9
5.9
np
np
Victoria
2.1
0.7
3.4
1.2
Queensland
10.3
4.6
7.1
3.2
South Australia
np
np
np
np
Western Australia
2.3
1.9
3.4
2.9
Tasmania
-
0.1
np
np
Northern Territory
np
np
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
0.3
1.2
-
-
Australia
36.7
3.3
14.9
1.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

4 Industrial disputes which ended during the quarter

September Quarter 2017
December Quarter 2017
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
Total Number of Disputes
Total Employees Involved
Working days Lost
no.
'000
'000
no.
'000
'000

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

Enterprise Bargaining (EB) related
Remuneration
4
np
np
14
1.0
2.0
Employment conditions
20
3.0
16.2
35
11.1
49.6
Other EB related
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-EB related
Remuneration
1
0.3
0.1
1
np
np
Employment conditions
2
np
np
-
-
-
Health and safety
4
0.7
0.7
4
1.1
1.2
Job security
-
-
-
1
np
np
Managerial policy
3
np
np
1
0.1
0.1
Union issues
2
np
np
2
0.2
0.2
Other non-EB related
-
-
-
4
3.4
2.1
Total
36
5.6
24.6
62
18.0
56.4

WORKING DAYS LOST PER EMPLOYEE INVOLVED

Up to and including 1 day
21
4.0
2.7
29
13.5
10.0
Over 1 day and up to including 2 days
7
0.7
1.0
10
2.0
2.7
Over 2 and less than 5 days
3
0.1
0.3
9
np
np
5 and less than 10 days
2
0.1
0.9
4
np
np
10 days and over
3
0.7
19.7
10
1.3
39.4
Total
36
5.6
24.6
62
18.0
56.4

REASON WORK RESUMED

Negotiation without intervention of a third party
5
np
np
9
0.6
0.9
State legislation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Federal legislation
2
np
np
2
np
np
Pre-determined return to work
27
4.4
3.9
46
16.5
51.2
Resumption without negotiation
1
-
-
4
np
np
Mediation
1
0.2
0.3
1
0.1
3.1
Other reasons
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
36
5.6
24.6
62
18.0
56.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated